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Florence Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 678 students

 

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Posted February 28, 2014

I don't like this school. I miss the old principle. The principle now has an attitude like she is better than every one else. She does not take concerns well at all. She get defensive and mad. I wish the district would get her our of there. Not a great school for a child with severe food allergies. Most of the time horrible communication. The only good thing I can say is that I love some of the office staff. They are great with me and my son. And I like the nurse Other than that, I have nothing good to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2013

My children LOVE to go to school here. We moved here from Mason County and my children prefer Florence Elementary over their previous grade school. The principal is awesome! Very involved..I read the previous posts about having to wait outside to do parent pick up. Although it may not be what the adults enjoy doing..its for the safety of the students. YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE A BACKGROUND CHECK TO PICK UP CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL. So I'll wait outside to ensure my childrens safety! Good job Florence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

We loved Florence for our oldest and happy for our little one to be here! She loves it so far! The office staff did awesome helping with any issues the first week We feel that communication is open if we have any concerns or questions. Very happy that Mrs. Resing is now the principal. Great job Florence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

I have 2 granddaughters who are in 1st grade and 4th grade at Florence, they both love it as well as myself and their mother..they have attended since day 1 and love the teachers, principal, students...great school, so happy my grandchildren will be attending Florence Elem.


Posted June 22, 2010

I do think Florence is a great school and does have great teachers and administration. I do think it lacks parent involvement but the school is always do things to improve this. (And it has actually gotten better in the 3 years we have been there.) There is a lot of school pride. There seems to be constant encouragement for the students to excel.


Posted March 24, 2010

my son went to this school and I did not like it that much at all. the prinibal has his favortie students and he pays more attention to them, and that isnt right.when you pick up your child from school you have to wait outside they will not let you inside to wait at all, LOCK DOWN, but ockerman will let you in you sign in and then show ur id and go in the cafteria and sit down, the way it should be, I am glad we moved to get out OUT of Florence elematary and my son has adhd and they didnt help him thru school with that, no IEP OR 504 plan with them, they just let him struggle, bad school in my book. They need to fix that school or they will not do good at all. I feel sorry for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

The principal and all other staff members are ALL friendly and helpful. I go to the school often and have never been rushed out of the office or ignored. I have seen some people who come in frequently and think that the school office people don't have work to do and expect them to have time to chit chat about the weather. Schools are only there to help educate, you have to DO something to help your own child not just go whine and complain. The teachers are excellent, the school is consistently improving scores because it is making children actually have to work to get good grades. There are programs to assist children with legitimate special needs. The teachers also are excellent dealing with problem students that I would send to the principal's office if I had to deal with them because their parents haven't taught them how to behave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

Well i didnt care for this school to much, we moved just recentley so he has to go to another school, i am glad i dont like the princibal there he has his favorite students and my son isnt one of them, he wont look at us or anything very rude and so it the assistant prinibal, just not out going at all. And they dont want you in the office unless you have business there, they are not parent friendly type of school. And my son was having problems, he has adhd in 2nd grade he was having problems with his school work, and they tested him but wouldnt change his work load, no iep even thought he was having a hard time with grades etc. They werent understanding at all. It just wasnt right. I wouldnt recommmend the school. And parent pickup you have to wait outside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2005

I have 2 children at Florence Elementary in the same grade. One is in private tutoring after school because there is not enough help for the children having reading problems! They offer Fast Forward a cumputer based program after school for help but what help is that if your child tends to wonder with 25 kids to 1 teacher. No help at all! They have gone there since preschool and the reading problem has been there since 1st grade without any special help from the school or teachers. Can't wait to get them out of there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2005

I believe there are areas on improvement needed. The quality is there but it appears as thought resources are being utilized in the correct places. Early Intervention with young students is one area there should be a focus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

I love Florence Elem. my oldest child will be attending middle school next year and I am sad. I think Mr. Walton does an outstanding job. All the teachers have been great and return my calls promptly. Awesome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

This was my child's first year at Florence Elementary as a kindergartener. She has had a wonderful and positive experience. By the end of the school year, she has improved her listening skills and phonics, as well as math. Children that need extra help are identified as soon as possible. I found the teacher always willing to provide me the feedback necessary. I have no complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
31%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
18%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students40%
Female42%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners9%

Reading

All Students54%
Female65%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners36%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students50%
Female65%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students29%
Female28%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracial27%
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female52%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female49%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female58%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female58%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 82%
Hispanic 12% 4%
Black 7% 11%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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103 Center St
Florence, KY 41042
Phone: (859) 282-2610

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